Playing with fire and copper is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. And you never know if it will stay when you try to preserve it.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
In addition to the heart-shaped faux knit pieces I've been doing using a tutorial by Claire Wallis (on Flickr), I also made some pendants and bracelets using Judy Belcher's Micro Knitting with Polymer Clay tutorial from CraftArtEdu. These pieces look like Missoni Knits, and when I displayed them at a craft show, people always felt them to see what they were made of.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
I made this necklace by etching the hand-drawn design on copper and then doming the piece. I used a brown patina to give it a nice warm look. I made two paddles by hammering bronze wire and wired the two pieces together with very thin copper wire.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I'm taking a bit of a break from shawl pins and working on some jewelry. I've been experimenting with copper and looking at different patina options. Of course, the best patina I've seen is some that occurred naturally on some old copper flashing. I just wish I had more of it. In the necklace below, the disk beads are faux turquoise made of polymer clay and the patina on the copper panel is all natural. I sealed it with Renaissance Wax.